Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

Fossil Rim in the running for #1 Wildlife Center!

Fort Worth has a lot of outstanding opportunities to experience wildlife! With the #5 Zoo in the nation, we’re already spoiled! But we’ve got a hiddin jewel in Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.  This week we discovered that Fossil Rim is in the running for USAToday’s 10 Best traveler’s choice awards! Take a look and VOTE FOR FOSSIL RIM!

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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is one of 19 facilities in contention for Best Safari Park in the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards! 

The contest began in the spring, but was paused until June 15. In the early days since voting has resumed, Fossil Rim has powered its way into first place thanks to the support of people like you. 

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR FOSSIL RIM!

If you want to help us, it is easy to do. Each day from each of your various devices (smartphone, laptop, etc.) you can cast one vote. In fact, you can keep going back to this email each day and clicking on the VOTE button to go make your selection. Daily voting will continue until July 6.

If you were no longer able to use this post to access voting for some reason, you can always go to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Facebook page and there will be a pinned post with a voting link.

Thanks in advance for any votes you cast on our behalf and please share with your family and friends who also love Fossil Rim! 

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Billy Bob’s Texas OPENS TODAY!

Billy Bob’s Texas OPENS TODAY!

Fort Worth wouldn’t be Fort Worth without Billy Bob’s Texas — The World’s Largest Honky-Tonk! We’ve just heard some GREAT news — Billy Bob’s Texas is NOW OPEN!  Here’s more from the team at BBT.

BILLY BOB’S TEXAS IS OPEN
…and we’ve missed you!

You’re invited! Come on out to the World’s Largest Honky Tonk as we reopen our beloved club after closing in March due to COVID-19.

Billy Bob’s Texas will be open for daytime admission only during this first phase of reopening.
Thursday, June 18: 11 AM – 6 PM
Friday, June 19: 11 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, June 20: 11 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, June 21: 12 PM – 6 PM

Our team has taken this time to make some major renovations. We’ve completely renovated the restrooms in the southwest corner of the club, made some upgrades to our kitchen, and have painted and patched many areas that were showing their age. These projects would have been nearly impossible to complete without this downtime, and we are grateful to have been able to use it wisely and make some much-needed improvements as we gear up for our 40th anniversary in 2021.

At Billy Bob’s Texas, we remain dedicated to the health and well-being of our staff, guests, and entertainers. Much like the State of Texas, we will open up our beloved club in phases allowing us to get back to business in the safest, most efficient, and fun manner possible. Learn more at billybobstexas.com/safeandclean.

We would love to see some friendly faces. Stop in for a drink or a bite to eat. Let’s celebrate from a safe and social distance!

For additional information and ticket purchases visit www.billybobstexas.com.

Twitter: @BILLYBOBSTEXAS
Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/billybobstexas
Instagram: @BILLYBOBSTEXAS

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Billy Bob’s Texas announces FIVE SHOWS!

Billy Bob’s Texas announces FIVE SHOWS!

Fort Worth wouldn’t be Fort Worth without Billy Bob’s Texas — The World’s Largest Honky-Tonk! We’ve been eagerly anticipating reopen dates for our favorite live music venues in town, and we’ve just heard some very exciting news from the heart of live music in Fort Worth’s Stockyards.

FIVE NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED JUST IN TIME TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY
TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY, JUNE 16 AT 10 AM – BILLYBOBSTEXAS.COM
Howdy y’all!

We’re still here and we’ve missed you. Our team has taken this time to make some major renovations to our beloved club. We’ve completely renovated the restrooms in the southwest corner of the club, made some upgrades to our kitchen, and have painted and patched many areas that were showing their age. These projects would have been nearly impossible to complete without this downtime, and we are grateful to have been able to use it wisely and make some much-needed improvements.

We aren’t quite ready to open our doors yet, but that announcement is coming soon – we promise! However, we are ready to announce FIVE NEW SHOWS!

Thursday, July 2 – Randall King
Friday, July 3 – Neal McCoy
Saturday, July 4 – The Bellamy Brothers
Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11 – Mike Ryan

Though the current mandates listed in Phase 3 of Governor Abbott’s reopening plan states that bars can open at 50% capacity, we feel that in the interest of health and safety for our staff, guests, and entertainers, we will be opening at HALF of the restricted capacity.

Therefore, this concert will be limited to 1,500 tickets.
1000 socially distanced Reserved Seats
500 socially distanced General Admission

There will be no bull riding or valet during these shows.

THURSDAY, JULY 2 – RANDALL KING
With Nashville artist Randall King, what you see is what you get. The wide-brimmed hat reveals his proud southern heritage. Piercing eyes flash the integrity he values above all else. Worn-in boots bare the scars of countless hours under the hot sun. And that easy smile hints at the soul of a Western poet. One of country’s new crop of modern traditionalists, he’s never lived outside the endless plains of West Texas – and his sound is steeped in their timeless beauty, both gritty and graceful at the same time. King’s music captures that essence, showcasing a talent who’s never been afraid to be himself.

THURSDAY, JULY 2
Honky Tonk Stage: JD MYERS AND LEGACY at 8 PM
Showroom: RANDALL KING at 9 PM
$25 Reserved Seats / $14 General Admission

FRIDAY, JULY 3 – NEAL McCOY has released fifteen studio albums on various labels and has released 34 singles to country radio. In 1993, he broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles No Doubt About It and Wink from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It. His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. A seventh Top Ten hit, the number 10 Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On, came in 2005 from his self-released That’s Life. Neal first came to Billy Bob’s Texas performing with the house band Texas Pride. As a headliner, he has performed more than 25 times and Billy Bob’s Country Club season ticket holders have voted him their favorite entertainer.

FRIDAY, JULY 3
Honky Tonk Stage: JD MYERS AND LEGACY at 8 PM
Showroom: NEAL McCOY at 10 PM
$25-$32 Reserved Seats / $16 General Admission

SATURDAY, JULY 4 – THE BELLAMY BROTHERS
Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating 40 years of success. The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and previously—The Judds. But before the road forked into country, the musical odyssey of brothers Bellamy started creatively smoldering in their home state of Florida, before exploding nationally amidst the ’70’s pop music culture of L.A. The Bellamys are showing a new generation of country music how it’s done. “We’re old road dogs,” grins Howard when asked about the motivation behind the brothers 200 plus concert dates each year. Adds David: “Our live draw is bigger than it was in the ‘80’s. I think the same people that grew up with us and with our music in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s obviously have raised a whole new generation of Bellamy fans who started toddling to our music. Now they’re turning up at our concerts as college kids, who are really turned on and tuned in to us and our music….it’s a great feeling.”

INDEPENDENCE DAY! SATURDAY, JULY 4

Honky Tonk Stage: JD MYERS AND LEGACY at 8 PM
Showroom: THE BELLAMY BROTHERS at 10 PM
$25-$32 Reserved Seats / $16 General Admission

FRIDAY, JULY 10 & SATURDAY, JULY 11 –
MIKE RYAN is a San Antonio, TX born singer/songwriter who has accumulated fans across the US and throughout the world with powerful, whiskey smooth vocals and well-crafted lyrics. His thoughtful writing style evokes emotion and plants the audience inside his songs.  Mike’s brand of country music, infused with southern rock and soulful rhythms, has generated over 105 million streams to date.  Skillful with a writer’s pen, and pure entertainment with a guitar, Mike has secured a notable reputation among country music fans.

FRIDAY, JULY 10 & SATURDAY, JULY 11
Honky Tonk Stage: NILES CITY BAND at 8 PM
Showroom: MIKE RYAN at 10 PM
Friday: $25-$32 Reserved Seats / $16 General Admission
Saturday: $25-$32 Reserved Seats / $16 General Admission

UPCOMING EVENT

THURSDAY, JUNE 25 – LONE STAR 92.5 SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE

We’ve seen a lot of change this year, but one thing stays true, Lone Star 92.5, iHeart partners, and Billy Bob’s Texas continues to help keep the summer blood supply ready for the unexpected!

Summer is always a rough time for the blood supply. During this unique time of social distancing, canceled company and school blood drives, and other rapidly changing conditions, our combined efforts will be needed even more.

Make your appointment online to #GiveForLife or call/text 800-366-2834 to schedule.

Thursday, June 25 | Times: 6 AM – 7 PM | Hosted by Bo & Jim
Parking is complimentary in the main Billy Bob’s parking lot, and in the lot to the east of the building.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU
SAFELY REOPENING BILLY BOB’S TEXAS

At Billy Bob’s Texas, we remain dedicated to the health and well-being of our staff and our guests. Much like the State of Texas, we will open up our beloved Honky Tonk in phases allowing us to get back to business in the safest, most efficient manner possible.

Billy Bob’s Texas will provide a safe, clean, and fun experience for everyone with the implementation of the following sanitation and safety measures:

       Follow recommendations & guidelines from the CDC as well as local health authorities and
       Limited capacities.
       Temperature checks for every employee as they enter the building.
       Additional cleanliness and health protocols.
       All guests enter through the West Side doors by the Box Office.
       Use of a non-invasive thermal camera as guests enter the building.
o   If a guest registers a high temperature, they will be pulled aside for additional screening.
o   If the guest continues to register a high temperature, they will be asked to leave. If concert tickets are involved, a full refund will be offered.
o   A member of our sanitation team will immediately wipe down and clean the area.
       Hand sanitizer available throughout the building.
       Socially distanced markers throughout the building
       A dedicated Sanitation Team are routinely cleaning high-traffic areas before, during, and after operating hours.
       Single-serve condiments in the Honky Tonk Kitchen.
       Disposable utensils and disposable or digital menus in the Honky Tonk Kitchen.

In order to make sure your visit is a safe and fun one, we need a little help from YOU!
       Observe and comply with signage and guidelines posted throughout the club.
       Wash your hands. Make good choices. Respect social distancing.
       If you’re not feeling well or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, PLEASE STAY HOME!

Learn more at billybobstexas.com/news/safeandclean

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Fort Worth’s Fourth announces Festival Adjustments

Fort Worth’s Fourth announces Festival Adjustments

What’s Up Fort Worth is always on the lookout for updates on our favorite annual events and festivals.  It’s been one heck of a year, and there’s been a lot of shifts and cancellations. Unfortunately, social distancing requirements have forced adjustments to be made to one of our favorite annual festivals — Panther Island’s Fort Worth’s Fourth.  Here’s a quick update from the Panther Island Team regarding this year’s Fourth of July events.

For the health and safety of our community, it is with a saddened heart that we had to modify this year’s Annual Fort Worth’s Fourth Celebration. Our skies will still be lit with the largest fireworks show in the metroplex; however, the festival portion of the event will not take place. To limit gathering, Panther Island Pavilion will be closed and there will be no activities.

We will still celebrate our nation’s birthday with our largest fireworks show ever. This year we celebrate those who fought for our freedom and honor our first responders, healthcare workers, and everyone on the front line.

Watch the largest fireworks show on the Fourth of July in North Texas from the comfort of your home, backyard or balcony. The show will be larger and taller this year so it can be seen from a distance! Everything will be high in the sky! NO GROUND EFFECTS AT PANTHER ISLAND PAVILION. DO NOT COME TO THE VENUE.

Panther Island Fort Worth's Fourth

Kayaks, SUPs or canoes are not allowed on the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion for the Fourth of July fireworks. Upstream river access will end at the Henderson Street Bridge on the Clear Fork and at the Fort Worth & Western Railroad Bridge on the West Fork. Downstream river access will end at the North Main Street Bridge on the West Fork. Follow all signs and stay out of the fireworks zone for your own safety. Additionally, motor boats are prohibited on the Trinity River.

 

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The Kimbell Art Museum announces Reopening!

The Kimbell Art Museum announces Reopening!

Fort Worth’s art scene is a really big deal, and a major part of that fame is due to our Cultural District.  We’ve been watching Fort Worth’s major museums closely, eagerly anticipating reopening details.  This just came through from The Kimbell Art Museum, and we can’t wait to drop by.

The Kimbell will reopen to patrons on Saturday, June 20, with member preview days beginning Thursday, June 18. The museum has instituted new guidelines for staff and visitors that support state and local health and safety recommendations. While we pride ourselves on visitors’ personal experience and engagement in the museum, our new health and safety measures require the temporary suspension of certain activities and accommodations, as well as the addition of new visitor guidelines and staff protocols. See below or visit our website. We look forward to welcoming our visitors back in a safe and responsible way.

We are excited to announce the special exhibition, Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum, has been extended through July! Visitors will have another opportunity to experience these magnificent Renaissance and Baroque works rarely seen outside of Naples, Italy. 
Tickets
Visitors are encouraged to purchase exhibition tickets online (on sale June 19); tickets may also be purchased on-site. Admission to the permanent collection is always free. 
Members
Members may bypass the ticket line and show their member ID card to enter the special exhibition. Join or Renew
Online Experiences
Download the ARTMinded podcast: Spotify • iTunes
YouTube Flesh and Blood Playlist

Know Before You Go: Visitor Guidelines

If you’re sick, stay home.
For the safety of all visitors and staff, anyone who is sick or has any sign of a respiratory illness should stay home.

Wear a mask
All visitors (ages 2 and up) are required to wear a mask during their visit to the Kimbell. Masks are available upon request. All Kimbell staff are required to wear masks.

Social distancing
Visitors and staff must allow six feet of separation between themselves and others. The museum has signage and other visual reminders to ensure visitors maintain a safe social distance.

Bring your own device
Audio wands are no longer available for lease. Visitors are encouraged to download the Kimbell app (iTunes • Google Play) on their personal device and bring headphones to experience audio tours of the permanent collection and special exhibition.

Temporary suspensions
The Kimbell Buffet and Piano Café will be temporarily closed. An exhibition shop will be open in the Piano Pavilion with limited offerings.
The north and west galleries and the lower level of the Piano Pavilion are closed.
Parcel check is closed. No large bags or backpacks are allowed. Soft-front baby carriers and strollers are allowed.
The special assistance vehicle that transports visitors between the two buildings will be temporarily suspended to maintain social distancing.
Visitors who need additional assistance can visit the accessibility webpage or call 817-332-8451 during regular museum hours for assistance.
Drinking fountains are not available. Bottled water is available for purchase at the exhibition shop in the Piano Pavilion.
Family drop-in spaces, including Studio A, are temporarily closed.
All on-site programs and events are cancelled until further notice. Please check the calendar for online programs.

Limited capacity
In accordance with local and state guidelines, capacity in the galleries is limited to allow for appropriate social distancing.

Sanitizing stations
Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the buildings. Custodial staff have increased their cleaning frequency among high-touch locations.

Visitor compliance
Visitors are asked to comply with all Kimbell signage and personnel requests. The safety and comfort of our entire community is our top priority.

Visit kimbellart.org for full details and up-to-date information.

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  Galleries  

  Special Events 

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Cliburn at Home announces Summer Season

Cliburn at Home announces Summer Season

Live Music in Fort Worth has changed a bit since February, but our city has risen to the occasion. The Cliburn 

The Cliburn announces the line-up for the summer season of Cliburn at Home, featuring weekly episodes of two series: Cliburn Watch Party, where people around the world join together online with their favorite artists to enjoy past Cliburn performances; and Cliburn Kids, which brings fun musical breaks to kids, their parents, and anyone who loves music and learning.

“We’re pleased to continue these two engaging series this summer, after a successful inaugural spring season that resulted in 25,000 hours of music watched across 100 countries,” said Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis. And we’re making plans now for the fall to spotlight the 2021 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, as we gear up for our signature program to take place in May and June of next year.”

All episodes of Cliburn Watch Party and Cliburn Kids premiere at the listed day and times on Cliburn Facebook and YouTube channels. They are then available for on-demand viewing on those channels, as well as on IGTV and Cliburn.org/cliburn-at-home. The entire spring Cliburn at Home season can be viewed on all of these channels.

NEW! The Cliburn now has text-to-give capabilities. People enjoying Cliburn at Home programs can donate to the Cliburn by texting CAH2020 to 44-321.

 

CLIBURN WATCH PARTY

Every Thursday – all times are CDT
To watch premieres at listed times:Facebook and YouTube
To watch later on demand: Facebook, YouTube, IGTV, Cliburn.org/cliburn-at-home

Relive some of the best moments of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition, in a global watch party. On Thursdays this summer, people around the world can join us on Facebook and YouTube as we relive some of the best moments from Cliburn competitions past. Videos start with a special message from the featured artist, who also joins us in the Facebook chat to talk with viewers!

SUMMER LINE-UP

June 18 (1 p.m.) Dasol Kim
2017 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award
June 25 (1 p.m.) Eva Gevorgyan
2019 Cliburn Junior Competition second-prize winner
with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
and conductor Ruth Reinhardt
July 2 (8 p.m.) Steven Lin
2013 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award
July 9 (1 p.m.) Alim Beisembayev (1st), Arsenii Mun (2nd), Youlan Ji (3rd)
2015 Junior Competition Winners Recital Showcase
July 16 (1 p.m.) Claire Huangci
2013 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award
July 30 (8 p.m.) Tony Yike Yang
2017 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award
July 23 (8 p.m.) Shuan Hern Lee (1st), Eva Gevorgyan (2nd), JiWon Yang (3rd)
2019 Junior Competition Winners Recital Showcase
August 6 (8 p.m.) Shuan Hern Lee
2019 Cliburn Junior first-prize winner
with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
and conductor Ruth Reinhardt
August 13 (1 p.m.) Leonardo Pierdomenico
2017 Cliburn Competition jury discretionary award

 

CLIBURN KIDS

Every Tuesday – 11 a.m. CDT
To watch premieres at listed times:Facebook and YouTube
To watch later on demand: Facebook, YouTube, IGTV, Cliburn.org/cliburn-at-home

For our youngest Cliburn friends (and for those young at heart)! Join us for some music fun this summer, as we explore rhythm, storytelling, dance, and listening games. Buddy Bray—Cliburn artistic advisor and co-author of the Cliburn in the Classroom signature in-school program—and some of his friends lead kids on short (7- to 10-minute), entertaining, and educational journeys. (Programs are geared towards elementary-aged children.) Cliburn in the Classroom programs written by Dr. John Feierabend and Buddy Bray.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

June 16 “Piano Gymnastics, Part 1”
featuring CHOPIN “Black Key” Etude
with Alex McDonald, piano
June 23 “Piano Gymnastics, Part 2”
featuring DEBUSSY Etude for 8 Fingers
with Nathan Ryland, piano
June 30 “Piano Gymnastics, Part 3”
featuring PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 83 (III)
with Alex McDonald, piano
July 7 “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 4”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “The Gnome” from Pictures at an Exhibition
with Jonathan Tsay, piano
July 14 “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 5”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “Ballet of Unhatched Chicks”
from Pictures at an Exhibition
with Jonathan Tsay, piano
July 21 “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 6”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “The Great Gate of Kiev”
from Pictures at an Exhibition
with Gloria Lin, piano
July 28 “Pictures You Can Hear, Part 7”
featuring MUSSORGSKY “Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle”
from Pictures at an Exhibition
August 4 “Counting Game”
featuring COWELL A Blarneying Bit
with Mehrdad Gholami, flute
August 11 “Lime Jello”
featuring BOLCOM Lime Jello
with Corrie Donovan, soprano

About The Cliburn

The Cliburn advances classical piano music throughout the world. Its international competitions, education programs, and concert series embody an enduring commitment to artistic excellence and the discovery of new artists. Established in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (sixteenth edition, May 27–June 12, 2021) remains the most visible expression of that mission and is, as always, committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of emerging artists, ages 18–30. It shares the transformative powers of music with a wide global audience, through fully-produced webcasts and by providing comprehensive career management and concert bookings to its winners. Rounding out its mission, the Cliburn also produces the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival for exceptional 13- to 17-year-old pianists (third edition, May–June 2023), and the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition for outstanding non-professional pianists age 35 and older (eighth edition, rescheduled to spring 2022).

Over a four-year cycle, the Cliburn contributes to North Texas’ cultural landscape with over 170 classical music performances for 150,000 attendees through competitions, free community concerts, and its signature Cliburn Concerts series at Bass Performance Hall, the Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and Scat Jazz Lounge. It presents 1,000 Cliburn in the Classroom in-school, interactive music education programs for more than 200,000 area elementary students. During the same time period, it garners the world’s attention with over eight million visits from 170 nations for live concert and competition webcasts; 300 concerts worldwide booked for competition winners; more than 5,000 news articles about the Cliburn and its winners; and regular national radio broadcasts to 245 public radio stations. Cliburn.org

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